Royal Chase, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AY | Property for sale | Savills
352.10 sq m(3,790 sq ft)
Guide price £1,950,000

Royal ChaseTunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8AY

    Key features

    • Excellent sought-after town location
    • Integral annexe offering 538 sq ft of accommodation
    • An exciting opportunity to redesign and enhance the house with annexe if desired
    • Within approximately 0.7 of a mile to the mainline station
    • A unique opportunity beyond the rear garden with a coach house and outbuildings offering potential for a variety of uses and access out to Boyne Park
    • Private park access opposite
    • Well placed for the schools in St John's including the Grammars

    A fine, character family house with integral annexe in this prestigious town location, with the unusual benefit of a rear coach house building, with access out through Boyne Park.

    About this property

    • This long-standing family house has been well looked after within the same family since the early 1990's, having been expanded over the years and adapted to multi-generational living. Uniquely though, it also benefits from a substantial freehold Edwardian coach house building to the rear, which was thought to have been acquired in the 1970's, from the large house behind in Boyne Park, when this was converted into flats.

      This building has served as a workshop for our selling clients over many years, with a series of supplementary sheds added over time, with the property benefitting from its own driveway, parking and garden area too. This property is now thought to offer good potential for a number of different purposes, for instance, it could likely work well as a significant annexe or home office, or as a combination of these two uses. We confirm that a letter provided by Tunbridge Wells planning Department in response to a pre-application process, is available to see for interested parties.

      The house itself also has adaptable accommodation with a ground floor annexe and a good number of rooms overall, with up to six first floor bedrooms, including two en suites and three additional bathrooms/shower rooms. The original reception rooms benefit from character details and feature attractive proportions and fireplaces, as well as a rear garden outlook.

      The generous rear garden has a level lawn with laurel hedging to the sides and rear, and also a good level of screening from surrounding mature trees. There is a an extensive terrace spanning the width of the property with doors leading directly out from the sitting room and conservatory, as well as the sitting room of the annexe.

      The house also enjoys access, subject to the membership rules, to the Great Culverden Park private communal grounds, behind the houses on the other side of Royal Chase, enclosed by the houses here and in Connaught Way, and Culverden Park.

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    Local information

    • Royal Chase is located on the popular west side of town in close proximity to the Common and the local amenities on offer in nearby Mount Ephraim, from restaurants and bars to cobblers and general stores. The Royal Victoria Place shopping centre lies under a quarter of a mile away and the High Street and famous Pantiles with its more specialist boutique shopping is reached within approximately 0.7 miles, near the station.
    • The High Street offers many restaurants including The Ivy and The Warren, and so many choices for delicious cakes, fresh bread and coffee; including Juliet's, Fine Grind, Gails and the Italian delicatessen Arte Bianca. Fresh fish and seafood is available at Sankey's fishmongers, with numerous shops and independent boutiques offering so much more. The High Street is linked by the delightful Chapel Place walkway to the historic Pantiles, known for its charming Georgian colonnade and summer Jazz festivals, together with regular craft and food markets. Royal Victoria Place shopping centre, originally named after Queen Victoria who was a frequent visitor to Tunbridge Wells offers a mix of High Street brands and independent retailers. Slightly further afield, Knights Park leisure and entertainment complex offers a multi-screen cinema complex, bowling alley, and a health/fitness club.
    • There are several further parks and open green spaces within Tunbridge Wells, including the town's Common, with its network of criss-cross footpaths leading to local landmark Wellington Rocks and the Higher Common Ground cricket pitch offering a wealth of opportunities for walking and recreation. Hargate Woods are accessible off Broadwater Down, whilst The Nevill Golf Club and Nevill tennis and cricket ground are nearby in Warwick Park. The surrounding countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts several places of historic interest and attractive walks, including the famous Ashdown Forest together with sailing and fishing at Bewl Water near Wadhurst. The award-winning Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is also nearby, and is now recognised as the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world and offers further woodland walks, cycling, riding, and outdoor music concerts.
    • State and private schools: The Skinners' School (about 0.6 miles), Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar (about 0.8 miles) and Bennett Memorial Diocesan (about 0.7 miles), Tunbridge Wells Boys' Grammar and St Gregory's (about 1.2 and 1.5 miles respectively), Rose Hill Preparatory school and Bishops Down Primary School (both within a mile). Public schools in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge are accessible via the recently duelled A21.
    • Mainline rail: Tunbridge Wells (about 0.7 miles), with fast and frequent services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.

    Additional information

    • Agents Note: The freestanding kitchen island is not included in the sale.
    • Please note, planning permission has been granted to remove the large conifer tree on the Boyne Park driveway. Our clients do not intend to remove this themselves (Planning reference: 24/01209/TCA).
    • Outgoings: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
    • Services: Mains Water, Electricity, Gas and Drainage.
    • Council Tax Band G - please note that an improvement indicator is noted therefore the council tax banding will be reviewed following the sale.
    • Directions: Postcode - TN4 8AY. From our offices on the High Street proceed up the hill joining Vale Road and continuing on to Mount Pleasant Road. At the crossroads at the top of the hill turn left onto Church Road. At the next set of traffic lights/cross-roads continue straight over. Take the first right-hand turn to cut across the Common and then turn right again onto Mount Ephraim. Royal Chase is the third road on the left. No 8 will be found down this road on the left-hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G